When I ride a bicycle I feel free, happy and strong. I feel liberated from the usual chaos of life. Together we( I and my cycle) have conquered our fears, fear of riding 300 km in a go without any formal training.So it all started when a friend implored me with an idea for the weekend. 'Cycling to Mysore from Bangalore'. I immediately shuddered the thought as it looked impossible to me, having sitting at home without regular workout since 3 months.
But when the idea sank in by evening I thought to myself 'why not give it a try, at max what will happen we will fail but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try'. So we asked another friend to join us but all in vain, rather he demotivated us by saying that there will be scorching heat on the highway and we won't be able to make it, but this did not stop us from going ahead with the plan as we had made up our mind already.We started planning and the first obstacle that we faced was there was no geared cycle available on rent since we planned it on a very short notice. My friend somehow managed to arrange for a geared bike, I was left with no option but to go with my non geared bike, so we decided to exchange the cycles among us on our way. We arranged for a few things like energy bars, first,aid kit, medicines etc and were ready to go on the journey the next morning.
I was anxious and couldn't get proper sleep that night, but by this time I was so convinced to do it that nothing stopped me from implementing it.I woke up at 3 a.m, packed my bag, got ready, had breakfast and left for the unseen journey.